On this day in 1902, Charles Henry Allan Bennett entered the Buddhist Order in Myanmar, becoming the first Buddhist missionary in Britain.
A doctor faces jail under a law against insulting religion after he posted a fiery attack on social media against Buddhist monks who oppose the teaching of sex education.
Numerous hostels in Yangon’s industrial hub, Hlaing Tharyar, are helping tenants cope with the closure of their factories.
The Mon State parliament is calling on their state government to ban pilgrimages and tours to the famous Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.
Charter flights will begin carrying Buddhist pilgrims directly to Lumbini, Nepal in two months; scheduled flights are expected to follow.
History shows us that extreme nationalism breeds violence and misery; it must not be allowed to take root in Myanmar.
During first papal visit to Thailand since 1984, Francis condemns exploitation of women and children for sex tourism, trafficking of migrants and laborers.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi makes donation to new temple in Shan State at event organized by ethnic Pa-O National Organization.
A Mandalay-based monk says he will not be silenced by the military for criticizing a payment to a Buddhist nationalist group.
Two of three coaches taking Buddhist pilgrims from Mon State to Sagaing Region crash, leaving 13 dead and 27 injured.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi presents democracy as a moral value, author Michal Lubina argues in his analysis of the State Counselor’s political thought.
Military-backed telecoms firm Mytel says it is trying to permanently install transmitter cells at the Yangon religious site.
Three monks on motorcycles tripped a landmine in northern Shan State, with one needing specialist treatment in Mandalay.
The Young Men’s Buddhist Association has conferred the title ‘Mingala Dhamma Jotikadaja’ on Myanmar’s military chief, citing his efforts to promote Buddhism and peace.
Magwe mosques have reopened after violence a decade ago as Senior General Min Aung Hlaing pledges to protect Myanmar’s religious freedom.